Bank Underground station, Central London Railway (now Central line). View taken of the booking office across the crowded booking hall. A row of cast-iron support columns run the length of the hall. Passengers converge towards ticket barrier background left. Image copied from a postcard original.
Unknown photographer, 1901
Location: Bank, Princes Street, City of London, EC3
Image no: Ukn
Inventory no: 1998/83736
20th Century London caption: Bank station in the centre of the City of London was a busy station at the beginning of the 20th century. This image, which is copied and retouched from the original postcard, gives a good idea of what the interior of such stations would have looked like. The photograph was taken in 1901. Bank station opened in 1900 on both the City and South London Railway and the Central Line Railway (C.L.R.). The booking hall shown is that of the C.L.R.: it has the two pence fare clearly marked and this line was known as the 'Twopenny Tube'.